The history of the festival

In 1975, a big earthquake hit mid-Kyushu island. The number of sightseeing visitors dropped drastically.

After this crisis, a young generation including what was then the sightseeing committee stood up to restore the town. Many ideas were realized since then: touring around the small town by an old-fashioned horse carriage, small outdoor evening concert under the starry sky surrounded by chirping sounds, and so on. This is the origin of the YMF. Since then, it has become a part of air of Yufuin town in which people can enjoy a melody of classic music flowing somewhere through the town.

At first we joined the festival as guests, but upon invitation, we applied eight years ago to join the capacity of staff members. We are now assigned as the planning staff. Since then, many people have continued to help us.

Thanks to this warm support, we will have the 26th festival starting from July 27's eve (free admission) through the finale concert on July 30. Please come and enjoy six programs in the festival.